Yook Sung-jae courted to play rival to Park Bo-gum
First Park Bo-gum (Answer Me 1988), and now Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara)? If KBS’s upcoming palace romance drama Moonlight Drawn By Clouds can manage to score the cast it’s courting — which also includes Descended From the Sun’s Kim Ji-won — it would make the fantasy youth sageuk a can’t-miss show this summer.
Park Bo-gum is confirmed to play the lead character of Crown Prince Hyomyeong, while offers are out to Kim Ji-won and Yook Sung-jae to play his love interest and his rival, respectively. The drama takes a fictional spin on the life of a real Joseon prince, telling “the stories of Joseon youths that were not recorded by history,” which includes a central plotline of a young woman cross-dressing as a eunuch and falling in love with the prince.
Yook Sung-jae is up to play the third leg of the main love triangle, a rival to the prince who’s well-born and learned. Sigh, one day he’ll get his turn to win the girl, won’t he? He’s very good at twisting me up with second-lead sympathy (see: Who Are You—School 2015), which makes him a great choice for this kind of character, though I’ll be happy to welcome him to the land of first-lead roles. Ready whenever you are, dramaland.
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is an adaptation of a web novel of the same name, and will air as a KBS Monday-Tuesday drama in August.
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